Chieftain’s Parade
12:15 Dornoch Square

About the Dornoch Highland Games

Dornoch Highland Games are held on the first Friday in August at the Meadows Park Field. Local events are held in the morning with entries restricted to the Counties of Sutherland, Caithness and Ross-shire. Open Events which attract competitors from Europe, USA and Australia as well as the UK begin after the Chieftain’s speech to officially open the Games. A prominent feature of Games Day is the Chieftain’s Parade which sets of from Dornoch Square at 12:15 led by the Dornoch Pipe Band.

How to get to the Dornoch Highland Games

From the South
Dornoch is a little over 40 miles north of Inverness.Take the A9 north, cross the Kessock Bridge, then the Cromarty Bridge and finally the Dornoch Bridge. Turn right 3 miles after crossing the Dornoch Bridge and follow the road into Dornoch.

The Meadows Park is in the centre of town and the Highland Games will be well sign-posted on the day.

A great value day out for all the family

We are only able to accept CASH (GBP) when purchasing tickets
No card payments, sorry.
Adult: £7
Senior: £5
Child: £2
Car Parking: £1

Therefore a family in a car with 2 children can have a full day at the Dornoch Highland Games for £19.00

The officials on the day


Jim Campbell, Dornoch


Mr William D.M. MacKay
Mobile: 07368208955

Vice Presidents

Mr R.G. Grant, Dornoch
Miss M. Thomson, Ospisdale
Mrs M. Gunn, Dornoch
Mr William Grant - Dornoch
Mr Fergus Robertson, Ospisdale
Miss M.M. Thomson, Ospisdale
Mr G Gunn, Dornoch
Mr J MacDonald, Dornoch
Mr A Ross, Dornoch
Mr I. Matheson, Dornoch


Dyanne Hercher Secretary/Treasurer
Moblie: 07772608043

Heavy Events Judge

H Macrae

Heavy Events Stewards

D. MacDonald & I. MacDonald

Pipe Music Judges

John Don Mackenzie, Dornie
Donald John MacIntyre, Inverness
Archie Maclean, Inverness

Piping Stewards

Mr M. Baird
Mrs J. Cameron


Mrs Mary Watt, Dingwall

Dancing Steward

Mrs Patsy Mackay

Starter & Handicapper

A. Macdonald


J. Campbell

Clerk Of Field

W. MacKay